Tony Swatton

Wolverine's claws DIY

Tony Swatton is a blacksmith who has created weapons for 200+ feature films, and now he’s made a set of Wolverine‘s adamantium claws out of tempered steel. In the video below, part of his Man at Arms series, he goes through the process of making them and testing them out by destroying tons of stuff. They’re actually seriously badass – that’s all I can say. You’ll just have to see it for yourself.

We’ve covered other things he’s done before, like the Orcish battleaxe, Cloud’s buster sword, and tons more. He’ll also be a panelist at the SDCC this weekend.

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batarang

All you need is a plasma cutter, a Beverly shear, some sheet metal and, the undeniable desire to be bad-ass. Tony Stratton, Hollywood blacksmith and owner of Sword and Stone armory, has a web series called Man-at-Arms where he makes the iconic weapons of fiction real, and by real I mean sharp and full of awesome.

He’s made Jaime Lannister’s sword from Game of ThronesRaphael’s Sai from TMNT and even Odd Job’s hat. If the dude can make the silliest henchman weapon from the Bond movies an actual deadly weapon, you know he knows what he is doing. Oh, and Tony is responsible for the Batarangs from the Chris Nolan Batman movies, however the ones he makes here are considerably more dangerous. In his own words, “these are not stunt Batarangs. These ones will tear stuff up.

The video takes you from start to finish on the project (finish being throwing Batarangs at stuff, which is what I wish my job was now.) Check it out for yourself.

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Real-Monsters-costume

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Above: Remember Aaahh!! Real Monsters, you children of the 90s? Because I do, and seriously, all the awards to this guy dressed as Krumm. [Fashionably Geek]

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